The Education Review Office (ERO) is an independent government department that reviews the performance of New Zealand’s schools and early childhood services, and reports publicly on what it finds.
The whakataukī of ERO demonstrates the importance we place on the educational achievement of our children and young people:
Ko te Tamaiti te Pūtake o te Kaupapa
The Child – the Heart of the Matter
In our daily work we have the privilege of going into early childhood services and schools, giving us a current picture of what is happening throughout the country. We collate and analyse this information so that it can be used to benefit the education sector and, therefore, the children in our education system. ERO’s reports contribute sound information for work undertaken to support the Government’s policies.
During 2010 and 2011 ERO looked at the progress of kura and schools towards implementing Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. From February 2011 Māori-medium kura and settings have been required to introduce and give effect to both of these. This is the first report in a series of national reports that ERO will publish over the next two years about Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori.
Successful delivery in education relies on many people and organisations across the community working together for the benefit of children and young people. We trust the information in ERO’s evaluations will help them in their work.
Dr Graham Stoop
Chief Review Officer